Religion: Buddhism

  • Self and No-Self: Continuing the Dialogue Between Buddhism and Psychotherapy book cover

    Self and No-Self

    Continuing the Dialogue Between Buddhism and Psychotherapy, 1st Edition

    Edited by Dale Mathers, Melvin E. Miller, Osamu Ando

    This collection explores the growing interface between Eastern and Western concepts of what it is to be human from analytical psychology, psychoanalytic and Buddhist perspectives. The relationship between these different approaches has been discussed for decades, with each discipline inviting its…

    Paperback – 2009-05-18
    Routledge

  • The Buddhist Theory of Self-Cognition book cover

    The Buddhist Theory of Self-Cognition

    1st Edition

    By Zhihua Yao

    This highly original work explores the concept of self-awareness or self-consciousness in Buddhist thought. Its central thesis is that the Buddhist theory of self-cognition originated in a soteriological discussion of omniscience among the Mahasamghikas, and then evolved into a topic of…

    Paperback – 2009-04-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Buddhism, Conflict and Violence in Modern Sri Lanka book cover

    Buddhism, Conflict and Violence in Modern Sri Lanka

    1st Edition

    Edited by Mahinda Deegalle

    Interdisciplinary in its approach, this book explores the dilemmas that Buddhism faces in relation to the continuing ethnic conflict and violence in modern Sri Lanka. Prominent scholars in the fields of anthropology, history, Buddhist studies and Pali examine multiple dimensions of the problem…

    Paperback – 2009-04-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Discourse and Ideology in Medieval Japanese Buddhism book cover

    Discourse and Ideology in Medieval Japanese Buddhism

    1st Edition

    Edited by Richard K. Payne, Taigen Dan Leighton

    The medieval period of Japanese religious history is commonly known as one in which there was a radical transformation of the religious culture. This book suggests an alternate approach to understanding the dynamics of that transformation. One main topic of analysis focuses on what Buddhism - its…

    Paperback – 2009-04-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • The Origin of Buddhist Meditation book cover

    The Origin of Buddhist Meditation

    1st Edition

    By Alexander Wynne

    Having identified early material that goes back to the Buddha himself, the author argues that the two teachers of the Buddha were historical figures. Based on the early Brahminic literature, namely the early Upanishads and Moksadharma, the author asserts the origin of the method of meditation…

    Paperback – 2009-04-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism - Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies

  • Buddhist Rituals of Death and Rebirth: Contemporary Sri Lankan Practice and Its Origins book cover

    Buddhist Rituals of Death and Rebirth

    Contemporary Sri Lankan Practice and Its Origins, 1st Edition

    By Rita Langer

    In Buddhist thought and practice, death has always been a central concept. This book provides a careful and thorough analysis of the rituals and social customs surrounding death in the Theravada tradition of Sri Lanka. Rita Langer describes the rituals of death and rebirth and investigates their…

    Paperback – 2009-04-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Theravada Buddhism and the British Encounter: Religious, Missionary and Colonial Experience in Nineteenth Century Sri Lanka book cover

    Theravada Buddhism and the British Encounter

    Religious, Missionary and Colonial Experience in Nineteenth Century Sri Lanka, 1st Edition

    By Elizabeth Harris

    This major new work explores the British encounter with Buddhism in nineteenth century Sri Lanka, examining the way Buddhism was represented and constructed in the eyes of the British scholars, officials, travellers and religious seekers who first encountered it. Tracing the three main historical…

    Paperback – 2009-04-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Buddhism, Power and Political Order book cover

    Buddhism, Power and Political Order

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ian Harris

    Weber's claim that Buddhism is an otherworldly religion is only partially true. Early sources indicate that the Buddha was sometimes diverted from supramundane interests to dwell on a variety of politically-related matters. The significance of Asoka Maurya as a paradigm for later traditions of…

    Paperback – 2009-04-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • The Culture of Secrecy in Japanese Religion book cover

    The Culture of Secrecy in Japanese Religion

    1st Edition

    Edited by Bernhard Scheid, Mark Teeuwen

    The Japanese Middle Ages were a period when forms of secrecy dominated religious practice. This fascinating collection traces out the secret characteristics and practices in Japanese religion, as well as analyzing the decline of religious esotericism in Japan. The essays in this impressive work…

    Paperback – 2009-04-15
    Routledge

  • Julian of Norwich: Visionary or Mystic? book cover

    Julian of Norwich

    Visionary or Mystic?, 1st Edition

    By Kevin Magill

    Julian of Norwich was a fourteenth-century woman who at the age of thirty had a series of vivid visions centred around the crucified Christ. Twenty years later, while living as an anchoress in a church, she is believed to have set out these visions in a text called the Showing of Love. Going…

    Paperback – 2009-01-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Medieval Religion and Culture

  • Buddhist Meditation: An Anthology of Texts from the Pali Canon book cover

    Buddhist Meditation

    An Anthology of Texts from the Pali Canon, 1st Edition

    By Sarah Shaw

    Meditative practice lies at the heart of the Buddhist tradition. This introductory anthology gives a representative sample of the various kinds of meditations described in the earliest body of Buddhist scripture, the Pali canon. It provides a broad introduction to their traditional context and…

    Paperback – 2008-11-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism - Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies

  • British Buddhism: Teachings, Practice and Development book cover

    British Buddhism

    Teachings, Practice and Development, 1st Edition

    By Robert Bluck

    British Buddhism presents a useful insight into contemporary British Buddhist practice. It provides a survey of the seven largest Buddhist traditions in the United Kingdom, including the Forest Sangha (Theravada) and the Samatha Trust (Theravada), the Serene Reflection Meditation tradition (Soto…

    Paperback – 2008-08-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

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